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08/10/2014 08:00 am ET

London's Little Venice Is The City's Best Hidden Wonder

The typical London bucket list includes a ride on the London Eye, a stroll across the Tower Bridge and perhaps a musical moment with the Queen's Guard. But if you're looking for a tranquil escape within The Big Smoke, London has a secret little corner you need to check out.

Have you ever heard of Little Venice? Located just north of Paddington at the confluence of the Grand Union and Regent’s Canals, this area is wonderfully off the beaten tourist path.

The picturesque area boasts tree-lined paths, waterfront eateries and plenty of adorable houseboats. It's no wonder the place is frequently described as a "hidden gem." And yes, there are gondolas. Head there for a relaxing meal, take a scenic boat ride or simply explore the area and soak up its peaceful charm.

Check out photos of Little Venice below!

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